An opportunity to inspire and engage women conductors

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra announces a conductor training opportunity, with a focus on female conductors to be directed by Elena Schwarz.

Named in honour of the late Dr Louise Crossley, whose 2015 bequest was intended to develop and identify opportunities for female conductors, the Louise Crossley Conducting Workshop will take place in Hobart on August 12, 2018.  Participants will benefit from an intensive workshop with Elena Schwarz, former assistant conductor of the TSO, and an opportunity to work through repertoire with two pianists.

Observers of any gender are encouraged, and welcome to attend free of charge. Please contact Jenny Compton if you would like to attend as an observer:

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Applications have now closed

Out of 28 women who applied to take part in the Louise Crossley Conducting Workshop, 7 have been selected to take part.
Congratulations to Laura Barton, Renee HeronVivian HornEugenie Tamplon, Helen ThomsonNikea Warrener and Jen Winley.

We are delighted to announce that Katharine Parton, founder of the Young Women’s Conducting Workshops for Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge UK in association with the Royal Philharmonic Society, will be joining the workshop to speak about her research in the area of musician and conductor gesture and interaction.